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# std::string manipulation

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How would i scan a std::string for a certain character, and then copy from that character and on into a new string? Im asking because i''ve implemented RLE into my map saving routine, which stores repeats by tile.id, something like 5:42, and im trying to load it properly, and i need to check the strings to see if they contain : and then get the number out of it. Any help would be apprecitated

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This looks like it would work:
size_type find(charT c, size_type pos = 0) const

So, this should work:
string temp;int position=temp.find('':'',0);

Now position should contain the position of the first '':''. If you need the second just use the position as the second argument (where to start)

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Original post by TravisWells
If you need the second just use the position as the second argument (where to start)

position + 1, and only if it was not equal to std::string::npos - which means the character wasn''t found.

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